It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and we are celebrating the Latino culture, food, music and accomplishments. Latino artists, entrepreneurs, and individuals have been breaking down barriers throughout the years, making themselves well known in various industries. 

Their accomplishments are bringing recognition to the hispanic community providing inspiration for generations to come. 

Let’s see what latest accomplishments these Latinas have made for the community.

Goyo is the First Afro-Latina woman to be part of the Victoria Secret Show 

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Gloria “Goyo” Martínez performed her new song “Tumbao” at the Victoria Secret Show earlier this month making history as the first Afro-Latina to perform at the premiere event. Her full performance will be part of Victoria’s Secret “The Tour ’23,” which is set to air on Sept. 26 on Amazon Prime. 

The film will show the behind-the-scenes artistic process of the VS20, which is a group of creatives from Bogotá, Lagos, London and Tokyo. 

Goyo was selected to be a part of the House of Bogotá, which is made up of Colombian women, including designer Melissa Valdes, filmmaker Cristina Sánchez Salamanca, painter Lorena Torres and dancer Piscis.


Steffi G, Colombian Disabled Inclusivity Advocate Models the Runway at NYFW

Steffi G | Photo Credit: Noam Galai | Getty Images 

Steffi G worked the runway for Runway of Dreams, a non-profit that seeks to empower people with disabilities during New York Fashion Week. She’s been advocating for inclusivity for years becoming ambassador for brands like Aerie, Glow Recipe and Sephora. 

The model wore Victoria Secret/VS Pink’s new adaptive line, “This is what making history looks like.” 

“With all eyes on everything I advocate for. A reminder that LITERALLY ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE & this is not me thriving despite my disability or my wheelchair. This is me thriving WITH my disability IN my wheelchair and I’m sorry – but looking damn good doing it,” she expressed on Instagram.

Shakira is the First South American Artist to Receive the MTV Video Vanguard Award

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Shakira received the MTV Video Vanguard Award on Sept. 12 in Newark, New Jersey, becoming the second Latina to receive the award and the first Colombian to receive it.  

At the show, she gave a 10-minute performance including classic hits like “Whenever, Wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie.” The medley also included recent success song, “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” which evidently the crowd went wild for.

During her speech, she took the moment to thank her Latino based fans, “Esto es para ustedes mi gente, mi gente latino americana dentro y fuera de este país. Gracias por inspirarme, por inyectar tanta fuerza y tantas ganas de seguir adelante.”

Translation: “This is for you my people, my Latin American people, inside and outside this country. Thank you for inspiring me, for injecting so much strength and so much desire to move forward.”

Karol G Has Made History All Summer Long 

Photo Credit: Tyler Essary | TODAY

No doubt that Karol G is on fire right now, with her Mañana Sera Bonito” Tour. She’s been making waves all summer long breaking multiple records. 

In July, she broke Today’s concert attendance record at Rockefeller Plaza where 15,000 fans showed up to sing their hearts out with the Colombian singer. 

According to an article on, the staff doesn’t recall seeing an attendance size this big since 1999, when Ricky Martin performed on the morning show. 

“As Latinos, we support what we do around the world – we feel proud about all of us,” said the artist. 

In August, Karol G made history on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart by becoming the first woman with the most entries landing nine songs on the list, all from her fifth-studio album, “Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season)”. The number one spot went to her single, “Mi Ex Tenía Razón.” 

Earlier this year, Karol G became the first female artist to reach the Billboard 200’s No. 1 spot with an all-Spanish-language album.

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